It is an unfortunate connotation that comes to mind when I imagine “feeling the Bern”.  But everything with potential good must also have its negative side.  A virus has come to symbolize the nation’s first Socialist Democratic candidacy for President.  Ironically, for the country, this “virus” might actually be beneficent.

I tend to see local political issues as the easiest to relate to.  It is easy for me to see what I think is right in front of me, or across the street.  Presidential politics seem to be purely symbolic, however in the digital age, we are now beginning to understand the power of symbols(advertising) on our lives.  Anything that counters the deafening global “austerity” rhetoric is welcome locally.

Bernie’s campaign has shattered President Obama’s previous record for total # of individual campaign donations up to this point in history.  Our democracy is so deeply troubled that normally, I am not sure there is…

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